After a flop of , Alcides Gomez got it all in from the small blind for 800,000 with (top two pair), and he needed his hand to hold to stay alive against the of Salvatore Sollecito, who was under the gun.
The turn card was the , the river card was the , and the two queens on the board counterfeited Gomez’s two pair. Sollecito won the pot with a higher two pair, aces and queens, to eliminate Gomez in ninth place.
Salvatore Sollecito – 4,950,000 (66 bb)
Alcides Gomez – Eliminated in 9th Place ($2,097)
With eight players remaining, the average chip stack is about 2,340,000 (31 big blinds), and the next player to bust will receive $2,995.